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by SpottyCat
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 19
Views: 42042

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

I also check in here most days but don't post very often. My group also had at least one booking last year as a direct consequence of this forum. Granted, it's not 'all in one place' like FB or other social media, being fed to you, but, for me, the forum still has great value.
by SpottyCat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Roman linen or wool tunica
Replies: 2
Views: 7612

Re: Roman linen or wool tunica

In my experience, finding a tunica to buy is very difficult and often overly expensive. Much cheaper to buy wool or linen and make it yourself. The design is extremely simple and a good resource is here:
by SpottyCat
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Newbie ... Isle of Wight
Replies: 1
Views: 6751

Re: Newbie ... Isle of Wight

Hi and welcome. Pretty sure there is a Portsmouth based group who badge as II Augusta but will have to get in touch with a mate of mine later to get any contact details. Not aware of any groups actually on the IoW itself but someone in that group may know. Feel free to PM me and I will try to put yo...
by SpottyCat
Tue May 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for Wars of The Roses Fed groups in Kent/Sussex area
Replies: 2
Views: 6566

Re: Looking for Wars of The Roses Fed groups in Kent/Sussex area

I'm part of a Fed affiliated group but we are outside your area in Cambridgeshire. I'll be more than happy to ask round to see if anyone has some up to date contacts local to you though. Feel free to PM if you'd like to get in touch.
by SpottyCat
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Ancient oak medieval fayre
Replies: 5
Views: 11181

Re: Ancient oak medieval fayre

Hello Sharon, I am the chairman of a small Roman period living history group based near Peterborough - The Longthorpe Legion. We'd be interested in coming along this year. We have a Facebook page titled 'The Longthorpe Legion' and can also be contacted either by PMing me on here or mailing the group...
by SpottyCat
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 5209

Re: Roman 2nd century Subarmalis jerkin

by SpottyCat
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dished round shields
Replies: 3
Views: 9740

Re: Dished round shields

I'm not sure about the dished profile but you could ask John Watson at to see if it's feasible for him.

by SpottyCat
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted: Pilum and Scutum
Replies: 0
Views: 2526

Wanted: Pilum and Scutum

Hi everyone. Our little Roman group has been growing this year and we are looking to acquire two or three more shields and javelins. While I have seen some scuta out there on the interwebs, the cheaper ones all seem to be too curved compared to the ones we already have (and that a lot of the other g...
by SpottyCat
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 12640

Re: What got you interested?

I've always had a love of history but my last job meant I tended to move around a lot, making committing to a group problematic. Last year I changed jobs and it so happened that I met a local Roman group at the Peterborough heritage festival in 2015. Decided to give it a go and haven't looked back. ...
by SpottyCat
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire
Replies: 3
Views: 9383

Re: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire

We are a 1st century CE based (possibly a little earlier than your preference) Roman group head-quartered in Peterborough that's pretty small and friendly, I'm sure there would be scope to meet up at some point as we do several events in the local area interspersed with some larger ones at a more na...
by SpottyCat
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Big reenactment events in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 7409

Re: Big reenactment events in UK

You did not give a time limit during which you were looking for the events but off the top of my head, big events in the UK would likely include: The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and Battle re-enactment - attracts thousands of participants from all over Europe and is likely to take place around 8/9 ...
by SpottyCat
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold! - Riveted mail hauberk
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Re: For Sale: Riveted mail hauberk

PM sent.
by SpottyCat
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: New Re-Enactor Looking For A Home - West Midlands
Replies: 3
Views: 4260

Re: New Re-Enactor Looking For A Home - West Midlands

The Roman Military History Research Society are nationwide but based in Coventry I believe. They get together under the banner of the 14th Legion and their Facebook page is . I don't think that's too far from you and it may be worth posting on their p...